General Medical Services
The Health & Social Care Board contracts with the Crossgar Surgery Partners to provide services to our patients. The basic service we must provide is detailed in the General Medical Services Contract (NI) agreed in April 2004. If you have any queries about the services under this contract, please ask to speak to Mrs Allison Hamilton (Practice Manager) or contact the GP Unit at:
The Health & Social Care Board
12-22 Linenhall Street
Tel: 028 9032 1313
We provide all of the essential services and many of the additional services detailed in the contract. We work within the Quality and Outcomes Framework, which directs us towards evidence-based treatment and high standards of care and management. Where possible, we also try to provide additional services for our patients and to respond to public health requests to provide one-off services as required. Where we are unable to provide additional services, it is the responsibility of the Health & Social Care Board to ensure adequate service provision for our patients.
Among the Clinics and Services that the Practice offers to its patients are:
Dr Smyth provides a minor surgery service. Clinics run at least monthly. Full confidentiality is assured and all tissue samples removed are sent to pathology for confirmation.
Dr Smyth also has an interest in joint injections; clinics run at least monthly. Please make an appointment to discuss this option with one of the GPs
Pregnancy Related Care
The Community Midwifery Team holds weekly clinics in the surgery for antenatal care. You should arrange an appointment to see your GP who will arrange your booking appointment with the midwifery team at the hospital. Thereafter the midwives will continue your antenatal care, usually at the surgery and will invite you periodically to see your GP. Taking folic acid one month prior to conception and for the first three months afterwards is recommended.
Chronic Disease Clinics
Clinics for the follow-up of Chronic Diseases: Asthma, COPD, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease
The diabetes clinic takes place monthly and involves the input from one of the GPs, a diabetes nurse specialist, a podiatrist and a dietitian
Vaccinations & Immunisations
Influenza Vaccination: If you not yet had your seasonal influenza vaccine please phone the surgery to arrange this.
Travel vaccinations & advice
If you are travelling abroad and wish to discuss travel vaccination requirements; this is not a GMS service and advice should be sought at a local travel clinic. If you need help locating one ask at reception. The practice will only provide vaccines available on the NHS
Child Health Surveillance & Childhood Immunisations
The range of nursing services including:
Cervical Smear Clinic
It is recommended that all female patients between the ages of 25 and 64 have regular smear tests. We will send out invitations at appropriate times for this test, which is carried out by doctors or the Practice Nurse during normal surgery hours. It would be helpful if you could let the surgery know that you are booking an appointment for a smear.
The result of your smear test is posted out to the address we hold for you on computer, unless you tell us otherwise. Results should be received within 6 weeks. If you have not received a letter within 8 weeks, please ring the surgery.
A Cognitive Behavioural Therapist works within the practice taking referrals directly from the GPs for those most likely to benefit for issues relating to mood.
In addition we are allied to a range of other health practitioners and services housed at Crossgar Community Clinic. These include treatment room nursing, District Nursing, Diabetic nurse specialist, Social Work, Health Visitor and Community Psychiatric Nursing.
Other services available within the South-Eastern Trust include:
- Social Services
- Chiropody/Podiatry: self referral form can be collected at reception
- Community Family Planning
- Speech Therapy
- Physiotherapy: self referral can be completed online or collect at reception
- Occupational Therapy
- Orthoptic Clinic
- Community Psychiatric Nurse